I am feeling pretty sad today. We keep getting bad news from family. This summer was supposed to be filled with joy and excitement from graduations, marriages, and births; however, sadness keeps creeping around.
My husband and I are very close to his family. He has a very large family, but they are very close knit. His grandfather on his dad’s side was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease over a year ago and had progressively gone down hill. It has gotten to the point were he must have around the clock care. My husband’s grandmother has tried her hardest to continue to care for while continuing to run their small business (keep in mind they are in their 70’s). Well, a couple of weeks ago she fell while trying to help him get up and broke her leg. Needless to say she is no longer able to care for him. The family has been working in shifts to care for both of them and keep the business up and running. Obviously this puts a lot of strain on everyone including the grandparents. They have always been very independent, so this is a huge adjustment for them as well.
Everyone (including the grandparents) decided it would be best if the grandfather went to a local home where he can get the care he needs. Unfortunately, his grandmother can not go with him, so now they will be separated for the first time in over 50 years! This is very heartbreaking to everyone. Today was his first day at the new place.
I just wish this was the end of saddening news for this family… Monday we received word that my husbands other grandmother (on his mom’s side) had a mini stroke and was admitted into the hospital. She had a pretty major stroke many years ago that still affects her health today so even a mini stroke is detrimental to her. She is scheduled this morning to have a pace maker put in. The doctors feel this is the best option for her to keep her heart beat regular.
This woman is one of the strongest people I know. She has been through so much in her life but has remained steadfast in her faith and faced adversity head on!
I’m really not a fan of writing about the sad things in life but felt like I needed to get it all out. Any prayers would be appreciated.
Hoping for happier days ahead!